The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland (The Center) is proud to partner with the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage to present Stolen Moments, a theatrical, multi-media storytelling event featuring an intergenerational group of LGBTQ+ community members.
The production includes the compelling narratives of a multigenerational group of LGBTQ+ trailblazers in a celebration of the movement for LGBTQ+ equality. A collection of videos and photographs will be projected throughout the show to represent the unique stories and everyday experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals of all ages. The stories shared address a range of personal and historical struggles faced by LGBTQ+ people over the years, from the rise of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980’s to the intersections of racism, sexism and homophobia that remain prevalent today.
Stolen Moments was initially developed by SAGE Cleveland with support from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. The project engaged LGBTQ+ individuals of all ages over a period of twelve months to gather personal stories about how being LGBTQ+ has affected their lives. The encore production at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage will feature many of the same storytellers who participated in the first staging with notable contributions from other community members, including The Center’s Executive Director, Phyllis Harris.
“We are excited to partner with the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage to invite the northeast Ohio community to witness an intergenerational experience that celebrates the strength and perseverance of the LGBTQ+ community,” said Phyllis Harris. “Stolen Moments is a wonderful opportunity for the pioneers of the LGBT Civil Rights Movement to share their stories in a compelling and meaningful way.”
The second production of Stolen Moments will take place on August 22 at 7:00 PM at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage (2929 Richmond Road, Beachwood, OH 44122).